ETIENNE DESMET & ROGER DE CONINCK at Ooidonk
14 October 2018
Specialized in Belgian and European paintings, drawings and sculptures of the 19th & 20th Century with a special interest for the pre-impressionist and impressionist movement in Belgium 1880 -1910, Vie et Lumière (the Luminist tradition,) Les XX and the important Symbolist tradition.
The avant-garde movements after World War I – Flemish Expressionism and the group of Sint-Martens-Latem, the cubist and pre-abstract movements in Antwerp, Brussels and Liege, and the very important surrealist influence with René Magritte and Paul Delvaux.
Established since 1995 – first in Ooidonk (Bachte-Maria-Leerne) a little village in the countryside near Ghent and Sint-Martens-Latem – meeting-point of many artists of that period, because of its authenticity and its environment (the magnificent Ooidonk Castle www.ooidonk.be and the splendid river Lys).
Since 2011 the gallery occupies new premisses on the first floor of one of the most important and prestigious 18th Century houses in Ghent.
Hotel de maître Falligan stands as one of the best preserved 18th Century interiors of Belgium and forms a perfect 350 square meters setting for our high quality paintings , drawings and sculptures.
Besides organizing temporary exhibitions in both locations, we also participate in Art Fairs such as BRAFA BRUSSELS and PAN AMSTERDAM.
We also offer a service of expertise and consulting and answer to specific requests in the field of our specialities.